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342,745 Ways To Herd Cats

herdingcats.pngBottle of Shine is hosting 342,745 Ways To Herd Cats, in which the basic idea is to list 10 books you love that will go on a master list of recommendations from each participant. Then, the challenge is just to read at least 3 books from this list from May 1st through November 30th.  A great idea for a challenge! Many on my list of 10 are on others’ lists as well, but hey, good books are good books!

  1. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  3. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  6. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  7. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  8. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
  9. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  10. Nicholas & Alexandra by Robert K. Massie

The books I’m going to read (subject to change) are:

  1. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (Dewey) (Alison)
  2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Dewey)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (This Red Head Reads)
  4. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Jazz Machine) (Framed)
  5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Rhinoa) (Day Dream Muse) (Just a Reading Fool)
  6. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Just Add Books)